Engineer's Peeping Tom days come to an end


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  • Sunday, 12 Jan 2003

A PEEPING Tom trailed women to their Housing Board flats, peered at them through their common corridor window and even photographed them in various states of undress. 

Loy Hui Hung, 29, took digital pictures of one unsuspecting woman as she laid naked on her sofa, in the privacy of her own home.  

He managed to take the pictures through a gap in her living room curtains. 

These images, along with those of Loy’s other nine victims, were downloaded into his computer. 

Loy, an unmarried electrical engineer, had his nocturnal activity down to a fine art. 

He would wait at Housing Board void decks late at night, identify his prey, then trail her home. 

He also stole two women’s wallets by breaking in through the windows. 

After almost a year of peeping and stealing, Loy was caught in July last year while scouting out a victim’s house. 

Friday, the lean and boyish-looking man pleaded guilty to three charges of intruding on a woman’s privacy and two charges of burglary. 

Asking for a deterrent sentence, Assistant Public Prosecutor Kalidass Murugaiyan told the court: ‘‘These crimes were planned and executed with chilling precision.’’ 

Loy’s lawyer, Gopinath Pillai, said in his mitigation plea that his client had suffered from low self-esteem because he could not match up to his elder brother and sister in his studies. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network 

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